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16 Years Ago: Jason Newsted Leaves Metallica

On Jan. 17, 2001, bassist Jason Newsted revealed the news that he was exiting Metallica.

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Jeffrey A. Camarati, Getty Images

10 Greatest Live Acts in Hard Rock + Metal

For many rock and metal fans, attending a live show is like going to church.

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Loudwire
Loudwire

Avenged Sevenfold Albums Ranked

See how we rank Avenged Sevenfold's studio albums from weakest to strongest.

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Loudwire
Loudwire

Queensryche Play ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

Queensryche guitarist Michael Wilton and bassist Eddie Jackson separate the truth from the lies in this edition of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'

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Kevin Winter / Scott Gries / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

10 Best Hard Rock Albums of 1997

Loudwire shares its picks for the 10 Best Hard Rock Albums of 1997.

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Universal / Motor Music, Slash / Spinefarm, Nuclear Blast
Universal / Motor Music, Slash / Spinefarm, Nuclear Blast

10 Best Metal Albums of 1997

Loudwire counts down the 10 Best Metal Albums of 1997!

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Loudwire
Loudwire

Venom Albums Ranked

See how we ranked Venom's albums from weakest to strongest.

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Frazer Harrison / George De Sota, Getty Images

10 Awesome Covers That Sound Nothing Like the Originals

Cover songs can be tricky to pull off, especially when you’re not just playing the original note for note.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

33 Years Ago: Van Halen Release ‘1984’

On January 9, 1984, Van Halen released their last album of the first era with David Lee Roth.

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Peter Still, Getty Images

26 Years Ago: Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark Dies

On Jan. 8, 1991, Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark died from an overdose.

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